The morbidity of cardiac nondisease revisited : is there lingering concern associated with an innocent murmur ?
Background.-The phenomenon of cardiac nondisease was first reported in 1967 to call attention to the fact that some children were being restricted from their normal activities because their parents believed that they had a heart problem when, in fact, the child's heart was perfectly normal.
This influential article and others have suggested that there may be significant morbidity in children who have been found to have innocent cardiac murmurs.
Methods.-Parents of 71 schoolchildren were interviewed 1 to 5 years after their child had been examined by a pediatric cardiologist.
Parents were asked about the presence of a family history of heart disease, their recall of the diagnosis and recommendations made by the cardiologist, and their level of satisfaction with the visit to the cardiologist.
Mots-clés Pascal : Exercice physique, Souffle anorganique, Enfant, Homme, Relation parent enfant, Comportement
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physical exercise, Innocent murmur, Child, Human, Parent child relation, Behavior
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0619044
Code Inist : 002B30A03C. Création : 199406.